All states and territories, except South Australia and Western Australia, have enacted specific information privacy Statutory rules made by parliament or by bodies the parliament delegates power to, for example a local council or a registration authority. See delegated legislation; statute. that regulates how certain public and private sector organisations collect, handle and store personal information about individuals. Some jurisdictions, including Victoria, give health information specific or additional legislative protection.
Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have human rights legislation that recognises the broader right to privacy under the United Nations International A formal, written agreement that creates a legal obligation, in a deed or on a certificate of title. For example, a property developer might add a covenant to every block of land in a subdivision to stop anyone building a house there unless it is made of brick. on Civil and Political Rights (1966) and requires public sector organisations to A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. in a way that is compatible with privacy and other human rights.